Staff Nurse - Emergency Surgical Unit

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Blackburn, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the surgical division for a brand new innovative unit - the Emergency Surgical Unit (ESU) this will also incorporate the surgical ambulatory emergency care unit (SAECU) We already have two fully established, highly skilled and successful units which will be soon be joining to create what will become the new ESU/SAECU.

The ESU will be a 35 bedded unit caring for in-patients with a wide range of conditions. We cover multiple specialities including General Surgery, Urology, Vascular, Orthopaedics, ENT and Max-Fax and have on call teams to support their care. It is a fast paced unit with a high turnover of patients that is staffed with a highly driven, professional and friendly team. The aim of this ward will be to admit and treat emergency surgical patients who are likely to have a bed stay of 4 days of less.

We also rotate our staff onto our sister unit (SAECU) which is a service open 24/7 taking ambulatory patients which require an acute assessment. This is a nurse led unit, closely supported by on call surgical team which includes consultant surgeons, speciality registrars, Core trainees, junior doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and physician associates. This makes both our units very varied and an interesting area to work in.

We are looking for dynamic Staff Nurses seeking a new challenge to join our team within the surgical division. If you would like to develop your nursing skills this could be an exciting opportunity.

We are looking to engage with motivated, hardworking nurses who have excellent communication skills and are passionate about their patient care. You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience in caring for patients with minor to acute surgical conditions.

We are proud to say we provide high standards of nursing and clinical care in a safe, personal and effect way at all times. We are part of a large teaching hospital and are fully committed to supporting nursing and medical students on both our units. We are very honoured to have received multiple awards from pervious students and our feedback is excellent.

Applicants must have a flexible working approach and a willingness to work as part of a forward thinking team, as well as a strong commitment to ensuring a positive hospital experience for patients and their relatives/carers. The shift patterns will be internal rotation including night shifts over flexible days, to include weekends and bank holidays, included as per rota.

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Candidates joining the Trust without previous NHS experience will commence at the bottom of the salary scale. This will be discussed in more detail at the interview.

We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact the Managers Sister Mel Balcombe on 01254 732527 OR Sister Lisa Carter on 01254 734266.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Melanie Balcombe - 01254 732527 - ( Email address removed ) or Lisa Carter - 01254 734266 - ( Email address removed )

The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Telephone 01254 732075 or email ( Email address removed ) or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer - please see attached for further information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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